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Alaska gives Pebble OK for work

April 22nd 3:07 am

The state of Alaska says it has taken hundreds of public comments to heart and will require developers of the stalled Pebble mine to do extensive cleanup and monitoring this summer — and to commit $2 million to ensure disturbed land is eventually [...]

Alaska art show opens Friday at MOTA

April 22nd 3:06 am

A show featuring the works of local and state artists opens Friday in Unalaska, when an announcement of big, closely-guarded, news is expected from the deep-pockets Rasmuson Foundation. The amply endowed foundation, funded by the sale of the former National [...]

Lake and Pen students meet for academics, athletics in Newhalen

April 22nd 3:06 am

The annual Athletic and Academic meet brought together students who share a bond in their isolation. Nine schools comprise the Lake and Pen School District and distances aren't measured by bus trips, but by airplane rides. The northernmost point of the [...]

Dillingham language students travel to Europe

April 22nd 3:05 am

At the end of March, Cafe Ole, the Dillingham High School Spanish and French Club, took a whirlwind trip through France and Spain. In 10 days, 13 students and five chaperones traveled through Paris, Versailles, Avignon, Provence, Nimes, Carcasonne, Barcelona [...]

Tusty not so trusty, say Southwest fishing communities

April 22nd 3:04 am

Delayed sailing (again) this spring is creating hardships and added costs for communities ahead of a summer swell of activity and fishing. The Department of Transportation announced this month that the M/V Tustamena would be delayed getting back into [...]

Unalaska City Council nixes GCI cell tower

April 22nd 3:03 am

Built to withstand 130 mph winds but not powerful political pressure, a cellphone tower proposal for Unalaska Valley was blown down by a unanimous vote last week of the Unalaska City Council. The council upheld Rufina Shaishnikoff's appeal of one of the [...]

Legislature approves Indigenous Peoples Day bill

April 22nd 3:03 am

A bill recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day passed through the legislature this week. It now moves on to Gov. Bill Walker for his signature. House Bill 78, sponsored by Rep. Dean Westlake (D-Kiana) and co-sponsored by 18 other [...]

Salmon numbers look good as Bristol Bay chills

April 22nd 3:02 am

A brighter outlook for Alaska's upcoming salmon season just got even better. Markets are looking good, the statewide salmon catch forecast of 204 million is up by a million fish, and the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery at Bristol Bay is breaking [...]

A fighter jet lost an engine above the Bering Sea. A voice from afar guided the pilot to safety.

April 22nd 3:00 am

When a fighter jet lost an engine over the Bering Sea last summer, the quick thinking of an Anchorage air traffic controller hundreds of miles away helped bring two U.S. Marine pilots home safe, and earned the controller a national award last month.

Military exercise brings unease to coastal towns

April 22nd 2:59 am

A massive military exercise will return this spring to the Gulf of Alaska, and so is the controversy over its environmental impacts. Northern Edge, a biennial training exercise led by the Alaskan Command, is scheduled for May 1-12 in the waters, skies and [...]

Troopers warn of phone scam

April 22nd 2:59 am

Alaska State Troopers are advising the public to be aware of a phone scam happening around the state. Troopers have been receiving reports of people getting phone calls in which the caller identifies themselves as a trooper and says the person missed a court [...]

Naknek resident's design chosen in bear pin competition

April 22nd 2:58 am

It may not be displayed in the Louvre in Paris or the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, but it will hold a special place in people's memories and may even save a life. A panel of National Park Service judges have selected Ashlie Anderson's illustration as the [...]

Togiak Refuge continues study on predators, moose

April 22nd 2:58 am

A long-term study into the behavior of predators and their effect on the moose population is continuing throughout the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Staff from the refuge recently radio collared over a dozen wolves. "This particular year, we radio [...]

Opinion: USAFV thanks community for soup-off

April 22nd 2:54 am

March 25 dawned colder than it had been earlier in the week, which made it perfect weather for the Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence Soup-Off. The USAFV program provides safe shelter, information, referrals, personal support, legal and [...]

Opinion: Earth Day a great opportunity to remember what's really important

April 22nd 2:54 am

Earth Day is sort of like Mother's Day or Valentine's Day — it's one of those times when we lavish attention and love on something or someone we know we should be honoring every day, really. Instead, we try to condense a year's worth of attention into [...]

Bartman, Smeaton help Gold net overtime all-star win

April 22nd 2:53 am

Dillingham's Kameron Bartman and Caden Smeaton joined King Cove's Colten Mack in celebrating a huge win on Saturday in the 2017 Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches 2017 Class 1A/2A Senior All-Star Games. All three Southwest stars contributed to the Gold [...]

Gould, Hansen help power Gold to all-star basketball win

April 22nd 2:52 am

Moments after helping the Bristol Bay Lady Angels win the Class 2A state basketball championship, Anna Hansen heaped praise onto her teammates for notching a historic win. On Saturday, she helped another team come up big — the Gold All-Stars. Sparked [...]

Alaska USA State Wrestling tournament set for April 27-29

April 22nd 2:51 am

Some of the state's top young wrestlers will hit the mat this coming weekend when the 2017 Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships get underway at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. The tournament is scheduled for April 27-29. Wrestlers from throughout [...]

Public works director ponders future of trash disposal in Dillingham

April 21st 11:15 am

Bristol Bay hub is running out of places to store trash

Opinion: Earth Day a great opportunity to remember what's really important

April 20th 7:34 pm

Earth Day is sort of like Mother's Day or Valentine's Day — it's one of those times when we lavish attention and love on something or someone we know we should be honoring every day, really. Instead, we try to condense a year's worth of attention into [...]

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